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Travel and the Art of Appreciation

Travel and the Art of Appreciation

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley Because of a delayed flight out of Milwaukee, I was going to miss my connection in Chicago – the last flight out. I was NOT going to be stranded for Read the full article…


Finding Happiness by Using Your Talents

Finding Happiness by Using Your Talents

“The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.” Goethe If all jobs paid the same, would you continue to do what you’re doing for a living?  Interesting question, isn’t it?  Sometimes we focus so much on making a living that we forget Read the full article…


Playing in the Baseball Game of Life

Playing in the Baseball Game of Life

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell Sue recently lost her job and is going through the roller coaster of emotions that goes along with a devastating loss.  Read the full article…


Dreams are the Soul’s Pantry

Dreams are the Soul's Pantry

“Dreams are the soul’s pantry.  Keep it well stocked, and your soul will never hunger.” Shirley Feeney (Laverne & Shirley) What would you do if money were no object?  Our dreams and goals are the things that make life worth living. It’s important to be mindful of the people with whom we choose to share Read the full article…


Gratefulness and the Emotional Bank Account

Gratefulness and the Emotional Bank Account

“You will never be able to step truly inside another person, to see the world as he sees it until you develop the pure desire, the strength of personal character, and the positive Emotional Bank Account, as well as the empathetic listening skills to do it.” Stephen Covey Because it’s made such a tremendous impact Read the full article…


Challenging Your Challenges

Challenging Your Challenges

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins When you’re going through a particularly challenging time, you may want to give yourself permission to wallow.  After all, you deserve it, right? Life isn’t always fair.  Having a short pity party Read the full article…


Keep the Good Feeling Going and Going…

Keep the Good Feeling Going and Going...

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” William Faulkner As a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Joy was ringing the bell and handing out candy canes to all the passersby.  She had a lot of extra candy at the end Read the full article…


Learning a Lesson in Loss

Learning a Lesson in Loss

“The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.” John McEnroe After a two-week battle with the phone company over internet service they disconnected in error, I realized that I was not going to win the battle, nor the war.The only options I had were to either receive half the speed for Read the full article…


Live For Today

Live For Today

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein If you have kids or have ever been around kids, you know that their favorite query is, “Why?”  At what point in our lives did we stop questioning? If the quality of our lives depends on Read the full article…


Be Grateful for Those Who Belittle Your Ambitions

Be Grateful for Those Who Belittle Your Ambitions

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain When I first decided to share the power of gratitude with organizations around the world, I shared my goal with a woman who owned a Read the full article…